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Functional Fabrics

Moving forth with Upholstery Month!

Last week we looked at picking the perfect cushioning for your custom furniture needs. This week, we want to talk about picking fabrics to suit your lifestyle.
Once you’ve decided on your cushioning, it’s time to move on to the really fun stuff, picking your fabric. There are plenty of decisions that go into finding the perfect fabric, two of the most important being:

1) Style: You want to make sure that the fabric you choose will compliment the rest of your home. If you’re not doing a complete overhaul of your furniture, make sure your new piece doesn’t clash with older furnishings in the house. That peacock pattern that you love so much, might not go too well with the red flannel you’ve got at home.

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2) Lifestyle: Before making any decisions, think about how the furniture will be used. Fabric should be beautiful, but it should also be functional. If you’ve got a toddler at home, it’s best to wait a few years (or more) before splurging. Same goes for pets. Decide what purpose the furniture will have, how often it will be used, before picking your fabrics.

Finally, no matter what fabric you decide on, there will come a time when you need to replace it. Whether the pattern goes out of style or it starts to show it’s age, it will need to be updated.

If you’re looking to re-upholster old furniture and would like some advice, email us at info@lisonartfurniture.com. Have a great day!

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Summer Leather Seminar

On Thursday, June 27th we had the privilege to host the Summer Leather Series at our boutique.

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We had a wonderful evening! After mingling around the food and drinks, Austen Leeden of Dragonfly Leather began his presentation to an audience of interior designers, fabric upholsterers, and developers. Austen discussed the latest trending colours and style designs direct from their exclusive tanneries in Italy, Belgium and the UK. He focused his presentation on the many types and styles of leather, and which is correct for the specific application. You wouldn’t want to invest in leather to see it destroyed by over use! Austen described to our guests how to identify cheap, poor quality leather and what not to purchase to avoid costly mistakes. He also discussed the range of environmentally friendly and sustainable leathers we can supply, for customers looking for “green” furniture.

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We at Lison Art Furniture are proud to be one of Dragonfly Leather’s official showroom representatives in Vancouver. Dragonfly leather is the official supplier of Lison Art Furniture, so you know that when you order a custom-built, leather chair you will be getting the best quality in the city. For more information on Dragonfly Leather, please visit them here!

Thank you to everyone who attended the leather seminar. If you were not able to make it, don’t worry; we will be holding more design inspired seminars in the fall!